Nominate Mattox For Hall of Fame

Ohio Department of Aging officials are seeking nominations for the state Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.

An obvious choice would be the late John Mattox.

Mattox, who passed away earlier this year at age 84, has been honored by many at both the local and state levels. It would be fitting for him to be remembered through the Hall of Fame, a very select group of Buckeye State residents. Just 486 people have been selected since the Hall of Fame was established in 1976.

Mattox was a leader in many ways. He established the Underground Railroad Museum in Flushing and founded the local chapter of the Special Wish Foundation. Those are just two of the many ways in which he served his community, state and nation — as well as many individuals in our area.

Nominations to the Hall of Fame can be submitted online at www.aging.ohio.gov/halloffame, by Nov. 29. Those named to it will be inducted in May

Belmont County’s John Mattox should be among them.


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